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China's top cross-strait negotiator wants to visit Taiwan again

China's point man for contacts and negotiations with Taiwan reiterated Sunday as he was preparing to head home to Beijing after a seven-day visit to the island that he will visit Taiwan again.

Chen Deming, the head of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), said his trip gave him insight into public opinion that will help him carry out his duties, and insisted he will return to Taiwan in the future.

Chen, who has visited Taiwan four times, also said he felt cross-Taiwan Strait relations have gotten progressively better.

Over the past week, Chen also visited Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, Yilan, Hsinchu, Miaoli and Nantou.

He told reporters on Saturday that he hopes to visit Taiwan again next year to get an in-depth and better understanding of the island.

Updated : 2021-09-27 09:30 GMT+08:00